Coronavirus

Authorities set up checkpoints on roads outbound from Bangkok

THE Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in cooperation with the military and the Metropolitan Police Bureau, has set up six checkpoints on the capital’s outbound roads, to prevent construction workers leaving the capital for their home provinces, NNT said today (June 30). BMA permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsoon said the move is in compliance with a Centre

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World news

Myanmar sinking into chaos as militias proliferate, warns International Crisis Group

By Nirmal Ghosh, The Straits Times Washington – A new report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) describes increasing lawlessness and chaos in Myanmar as conflict in the country spreads since the Feb 1 coup, with armed militias proliferating in both rural and urban settings. Some of these militias, armed with hunting rifles and other

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Business

Association slams camp closure,10 billion baht loss estimated

THE Thai Contractors Association under His Majesty the King’s patronage criticised the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) decision to close construction workers camps in Bangkok for a month pointing out that there are some key issues not addressed while industry-wide damage during this period is estimated to reach 10 billion baht, Siam Rath newspaper

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